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Tuto Super One Series Round 3 Report

Rowrah

The Super One Series returned to Rowrah for the second time this year after the track stepped in to run Round 3, originally scheduled for Buckmore Park which didn’t have the paddock capacity for a meeting of this size. The weather was better this time though, 10℃ but dry.

The whole paddock came together in support of the injured F4 driver Billy Monger, a stalwart of the Super One Series for several years. £5000 was raised by the drivers and teams including significant donations from Cumbria Kart Club and Super One, and the #BillyWhizz stickers were ubiquitous.

Koden helmets is supporting Super One with a carbon fibre helmet for the winners and an extra prize for the most podiums, as well as the Koden Academy which awards drivers wearing Koden helmets £100, £75 or £50 for podium positions. Sebastian Bloch in Honda Cadet benefited from this at Rowrah.

Oliver Bearman carrying a #BillyWhizz sticker on his race helmet

MSA British Cadet Kart Championship

Taylor Barnard scored another double win at Rowrah to underscore his dominance in the IAME class at present. After pole and two equally dominant heat wins, he lined up in pole for the first Final next to Arvid Lindblad followed by Luke Watts and Matthew Rees.

Barnard pulled away from the start as Alexander Dunne, Matthew Rees and Lindblad fought over 2nd, but the gap only increased after Dunne established himself and the front of the chasing pack ahead of Rees.

In Final 2 Rees leapfrogged ahead of Dunne at the start but Barnard was again untouchable. Christopher Draper took 3rd a few laps from the end after a battle involving Dunne and Maxwell Dodds.

Barnard is now 31 points ahead of Rees in the Championship but there are still five rounds to go.

Taylor Barnard

ABkC Honda Cadet National Championship

Archie Brown was another driver to win twice out of the 41 drivers in Honda Cadet with his main opposition coming from Oliver Bearman. Theo Micouris took pole and the three heat wins went to Alfie Rigby, Lucas Ellingham and Bearman, with Ellingham taking pole for Final 1.

In Final 1 Ellingham held on to the lead for a few laps before Bearman took over and finally Brown passed with three laps to go and Bearman who had dropped back slightly retook 2nd. James Walker had been 3rd but was excluded for poor behaviour which gave the position to Micouris.

In Final 2 Brown had Bearman on his tail throughout but the pair of them were soon several seconds ahead of 3rd which was taken by Sebastian Bloch from Oliver Greenall on the last lap.

Brown now has a 17 point lead ahead of Alfie Rigby, but Rigby was reinstated in the results pending an appeal to the MSA Motor Sports Council so this may all change.

Archie Brown

MSA X30 Junior National Championship

Luke Whitehead and Jonny Wilkinson won the X30 Junior Finals after some racing that went over the top at times. Whitehead took pole in Qualifying and kept it after the heats with other heat wins going to Reggie Duhy and Alex Lloyd.

Whitehead led all of Final 1 but once Louie Westover got into 2nd he was reeling Whitehead in with Morgan Porter immediately behind.

In Final 2 Westover was the early leader before Whitehead and Porter both had turns in the hot spot but a last-lap confrontation gave Wilkinson the opportunity to go ahead and he won over a second ahead of Westover, while Porter dropped down the order and Whitehead received a bumper penalty.

Westover still leads the Championship but is just six points ahead of Wilkinson.

Jonny Wilkinson

MSA X30 Senior National Championship

Although Brett Ward and Elliot Harvey beat him in Qualifying, Danny Keirle completed a clean sheet during the racing, winning both his heats and both his Finals. The other heat winners were Joe Turney and Thomas Turner.

The first Final saw quite a struggle for the win between Keirle, Turney and Turner, with Turney crossing the line 2nd but demoted for a bumper penalty. Turner was promoted to 2nd and Ward 3rd.

In Final 2 Keirle was a clearer winner, gradually pulling away from 2nd place which was fought over by Ward and Derek Morgan, with Turner overtaking Morgan on the last lap.

Keirle finished the weekend 23 points ahead of Ward in the Championship, with Turner having an impressive weekend moving up to 2nd in the championship with 2nd place overall in the weekend.

Danny Keirle

ABkC Mini Max National Championship

Lewis Gilbert and Kai Hunter shared the wins in the Minimax class where the gaps were small between the frontrunners. Hunter took pole in Timed Qualifying and one heat win, while Jamie Day took the other, and Hunter was on pole for Final 1 by virtue of his better Qualifying.

Hunter lost the lead to Gilbert a couple of laps into Final 1, and Day also had a spell up the front before Gilbert took it back, but the trio remained tight. Final 2 was even closer with Gilbert, Day, Tom Adams and finally Hunter all leading, but Hunter was excluded before being reinstated pending an appeal to the MSA Motor Sports Council.

Hunter has a massive 38 point lead in the Championship over Gilbert.

Jamie Day

ABkC Rotax Junior National Championship

Clayton Ravenscroft and Tyler Chesterton won the finals in Junior Rotax after Finlay Bunce Qualified on pole and Ravenscroft won both heats.

Ravenscroft didn’t relinquish the lead in Final 1 but had Rhys Hunter in his shadow throughout with Chesterton taking 3rd at half distance several seconds back. In Final 2 Chesterton passed Ravenscroft after two laps and gradually pulled away. Ravenscroft dropped to 6th then received a bumper penalty. Hunter took 2nd again closely followed by Guy Cunnington, who did an impressive job to make the podium as a Privateer.

Hunter now leads the Championship by 18 points from Chesterton with Ravenscroft a further 18 points back.

Tyler Chesterton

Results

IAME Cadet

Final 1 (14 laps): 1 Taylor Barnard (Synergy), 2 Alex Dunne (Synergy), 3 Matthew Rees (Zip), 4 Maxwell Dodds (Tony Kart), 5 Christopher Draper (Tony Kart), 6 Coskun Irfan (Synergy)
Final 2 (14 laps): 1 Barnard, 2 Rees, 3 Draper, 4 Freddie Slater (Fusion), 5 Dunne, 6 Dodds

Championship Standings

1 Taylor Barnard 391
2 Matthew Rees 360
3 Freddie Slater 346
4 Arvid Lindblad 346
5 Luke Watts 339
6 Alex Dunne 335

Taylor Barnard

Honda Cadet

Final 1 (14 laps): 1 Archie Brown (Synergy), 2 Oliver Bearman (Zip), 3 Theo Micouris (Zip), 4 Coskun Irfan (Synergy), 5 Harvey Charter (Zip), 6 Alfie Rigby (BRK)
Final 2 (14 laps): 1 Brown, 2 Bearman, 3 Sebastian Bloch (Project One), 4 Oliver Greenall (Project One), 5 Connor Clifford (Project One), 6 Daniel Guinchard (Project One)

Championship Standings

1 Archie Brown 364
2 Alfie Rigby 347
3 Oliver Greenall 342
4 Coskun Irfan 341
5 Joshua McLean 327
6 Harvey Charter 327

X30 Junior

Final 1 (17 laps): 1 Luke Whitehead (CompKart), 2 Louie Westover (Kosmic), 3 Morgan Porter (Tony Kart), 4 Sean Butcher (Tony Kart), 5 Jonny Wilkinson (Tony Kart), 6 Joshua Rattican (Tony Kart)
Final 2 (16 laps): 1 Wilkinson, 2 Westover, 3 Reggie Duhy (CompKart), 4 Dragan Pinsent (Exprit), 5 Rattican, 6 Louie Short (Mad Croc)

Championship Standings

1 Louie Westover 373
2 Jonny Wilkinson 367
3 Sean Butcher 350
4 Reggie Duhy 345
5 Samuel White 334
6 Morgan Porter 327

X30 Senior

Final 1 (17 laps): 1 Danny Keirle (Fullerton), 2 Thomas Turner (Tony Kart), 3 Brett Ward (Alonso), 4 Levi King (Tony Kart), 5 Derek Morgan (Gillard), 6 Josh Skelton (Tony Kart)
Final 2 (17 laps): 1 Keirle, 2 Ward, 3 Turner, 4 Morgan, 5 Archie Tillett (Fullerton), 6 Gus Lawrence (Tony Kart)

Championship Standings

1 Danny Keirle 391
2 Thomas Turner 368
3 Brett Ward 343
4 Josh Skelton 338
5 Elliot Harvey 329
6 James Johnson 328

Mini Max

Final 1 (16 laps): 1 Lewis Gilbert (Tony Kart), 2 Kai Hunter (Kosmic), 3 Jamie Day (Energy), 4 Van Knapton (Alonso), 5 Owen Johnson (Tony Kart), 6 Tom Adams (Tony Kart)
Final 2 (16 laps): 1 Hunter, 2 Day, 3 Adams, 4 Knapton, 5 Johnson, 6 Leonardo Panayiotou (Alonso)

Championship Standings

1 Kai Hunter 383
2 Lewis Gilbert 345
3 Van Knapton 342
4 Owen Johnson 341
5 Tom Adams 334
6 Ben Caisley 318

Lewis Gilbert and his Persistence Motorsport teammates

Rotax Junior

Final 1 (17 laps): 1 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic), 2 Rhys Hunter (Kosmic), 3 Tyler Chesterton (Tony Kart), 4 Guy Cunnington (Tony Kart), 5 Tommy Foster (Tony Kart), 6 James Lowther (Tony Kart)
Final 2 (16 laps): 1 Chesterton, 2 Hunter, 3 Cunnington, 4 Foster, 5 Bradley Barrett (Tony Kart), 6 Finlay Bunce (Kosmic)

Championship Standings

1 Rhys Hunter 370
2 Tyler Chesterton 362
3 Clayton Ravenscroft 343
4 Bradley Barrett 343
5 Finlay Bunce 325
6 James Lowther 319

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Written by Mary-Ann Horley

Images courtesy of Chris Walker, Kartpix

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Tuto Super One Series Round 2 Report

Rissington

The TKMs took part in their second round and the Rotax 177s and Honda Cadets their first at Rissington with summer temperatures warming the panoramic Cotswolds track.

Koden helmets is supporting Super One with a carbon fibre helmet for the winners and an extra prize for the most podiums, as well as the Koden Academy which awards drivers wearing Koden helmets £100, £75 or £50 for podium positions, with Abbi Pulling in Junior TKM being the biggest beneficiary so far.

MSA Junior TKM National Championship

Abbi Pulling took two strong wins at Rissington, five and six seconds ahead respectively.

Charlie Mann took pole on Saturday morning 11 hundredths ahead of Pulling then Mann went on to win both heats although with Pulling running him very close.

In Final 1, Archie Strong, who started 3rd, leapfrogged both Mann and Pulling at the start and led for four laps while Pulling worked her way back from 4th to the lead. Strong, Mann and Welham had turns in 2nd before James Pashley secured it but Welham received a driving exclusion after finishing 7th. Mann completed the podium.

In Final 2 Pulling led all the way while a battle raged for 2nd between Strong, Mann, Archie Albone, Kurt Roberts and Theo Hesketh, with Roberts taking the runner-up spot and Hesketh gaining 11 places to take 3rd, which was settled on the last lap.

Pulling now leads the Championship by five points from Ross Deal with Pashley 10 points behind that.

Abbi Pulling

MSA Senior TKM National Championship

Adam Sparrow and Matthew Allnutt were 1st and 2nd in the first Final then swapped places in Final 2 at the front of the 43-kart field.

Sparrow headed Timed Qualifying 5 hundredths ahead of Peter Newman with Allnutt in 4th, then Sparrow won his two heats with Stephen Letts winning the other, but Max Goldsmith’s 2nd and 4th gave him 2nd on the Final 1 grid ahead of Letts. Allnutt was down in 11th after problems in his 2nd heat.

There were four different leaders and five changes of lead during the 18 laps of Final 1 – Sparrow, Letts, Sam Fowler and James Mills all up front before Sparrow managed to hold on to it for the last five laps. Allnutt gained three places to take 2nd on the last lap and Mills did likewise for 3rd.

In Final 2 Sparrow led for four laps before Allnutt took over, with Simon Vercoe then Fowler running 2nd before Sparrow passed Fowler in the closing laps.

ABkC Honda Cadet National Championship

Joshua McLean took both Final wins at Rissington for the first round of the year for Honda Cadet, where there were 42 entries requiring a Repechage.

Archie Brown qualified on pole from Alfie Rigby and rookie Oliver Stewart while the heat wins went to Harvey Charter, Oliver Bearman and James Walker, with Charter taking pole for Final 1 by virtue of his 2nd place in his other heat.

Charter ended up 11th after the start of Final 1 where Walker took the lead initially before Brown led for much of the race, with McLean glued to his bumper, making his move to win on the last lap.

McLean led the whole of Final 2 but only got away from the pack during the lkast lap jostling for position. Oliver Greenall had been 2nd for most of the race with Coskun Irfan taking 3rd. The result remains provisional due to an appeal to the Motor Sports Council over one of the black flags during the race.

ABkC Formula Rotax Max 177 National Championship

The 177 class is back in Super One for a three-round Championship, with the other rounds being at Whilton Mill and Shenington where the winner will receive a ticket to the Grand Final at Portimao in Portugal in November, or a new Rotax Evo engine, supported by J.A.G.

The O Plate Chris Thomas won everything, including both Finals, with James Beacroft and Tony Dickinson vying for 2nd place. Dickinson was a solid 2nd in Final 1, but in Final 2 he came off at the start leaving 2nd to Beacroft, with Buster Mepham taking 3rd from Marcus Bazley early on.

Thompson is now eight points ahead of Beacroft in the Championship, followed by Mepham and Dickinson.

Chris Thomas

Results

Tuto MSA TKM Junior National Championship

Final 1 (18 laps): 1 Abbi Pulling (Tal-Ko), 2 James Pashley (Jade), 3 Charlie Mann (Tal-Ko), 4 Archie Strong (Jade), 5 Ross Deal (Tal-Ko), 6 Kurt Roberts (Jade)
Final 2 (18 laps): 1 Pulling, 2 Roberts, 3 Theo Hesketh (Tonykart), 4 Archie Albone (Tonykart), 5 Deal, 6 Alexander Page (Tonykart)

Provisional Championship Points Standings

1 Abbi Pulling 360
2 Ross Deal 255
3 James Pashley 344
4 Kurt Roberts 339
5 Theo Hesketh 334
6 Archie Strong 312

Charlie Mann

Tuto MSA TKM Senior National Championship

Final 1 (18 laps): 1 Adam Sparrow (Tal-Ko), 2 Matthew Allnutt (Tonykart), 3 James Mills (Tonykart), 4 Simon Vercoe (Tal-Ko), 5 Matthew Taylor (Tonykart), 6 Harry Moore (Jade)
Final 2 (18 laps): 1 Allnutt, 2 Sparrow, 3 Sam Fowler (Jade), 4 Stephen Letts (Tonykart), 5 Mills, 6 Taylor

Provisional Championship Points Standings

TBA

Matt Allnutt

ABkC Honda Cadet National Championship

Final 1 (16 laps): 1 Joshua McLean (Zip), 2 Archie Brown (Synergy), 3 James Walker (Synergy), 4 Oliver Greenall (Project One), 5 Coskun Irfan (Synergy), 6 Lucas Ellingham (Zip)
Final 2 (16 laps): 1 McLean, 2 Greenall, 3 Irfan, 4 Ellingham, 5 Walker, 6 Brown.

Provisional Championship Points Standings

TBA

Josh McLean

ABkC Formula Rotax 177 National Championship

Final 1 (18 laps): 1 Chris Thomas (Tonykart), 2 Tony Dickinson (Gillard), 3 James Beacroft (Kosmic), 4 Buster Mepham, 5 Marcus Bazley, 6 Lee Hodge (Kosmic)
Final 2 (18 laps): 1 Thomas, 2 Beacroft, 3 Mepham, 4 Darren Rich (Tonykart), 5 Bazley, 6 Alexander Luck

Provisional Championship Points Standings

1 Chris Thomas 196
2 James Beacroft 188
3 Buster Mepham 178
4 Tony Dickinson 175
5 Alexander Luck 172
6 Marcus Bazley 170

Chris Thomas

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Written by Mary-Ann Horley

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Super One Series 2017 Round One Report

Rowrah – 17-19 March 2017

The first round of the 2017 series for IAME Cadets, TKM, X30 and Rotax classes didn’t see a single period of dry running, and with no action until midday on Sunday due to the torrential rain the organisers at Rowrah did incredibly well to get through the entire programme.

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MSA British Cadet Kart Championship

Taylor Barnard qualified on pole 0.15s ahead of Coskun Irfan then Barnard, Freddie Slater and Alexander Dunne took a heat apiece, with Barnard and Slater ending up equal on points and Barnard taking pole for Final 1 by virtue of his higher qualifying position. In Final 1 Slater got the best start before Barnard took back the lead, with Slater staying on Barnard’s tail throughout. Slater briefly took the lead on lap 7, before tucking back into position, then in the traditional last lap tussle he ended up 4th and Matthew Rees took 2nd ahead of Arvid Lindblad. Barnard dominated the second Final, over a second ahead throughout, with Maxwell Dodds gradually pulling away from Oliver Denny and the pack behind him too. The highest climber was Josh Rowledge who came through the Repechage to 14th in Final 1 then 8th in Final 2.

Taylor Barnard
Taylor Barnard

MSA TKM Junior National Championship

Kurt Roberts took pole out of the 30 Junior TKMs half a second ahead of James Pashley with Ross Deal a tenth behind that. However, Roberts came off at the start of the first heat, dropping to the back but persevering to finish in 20th. Theo Hesketh won the second heat with Roberts 2nd, and Hesketh had pole from Pashley and Deal. The first Final soon settled down to Hesketh, Pashley and Deal, but Final 2 was a great race with Robert Welham taking the lead on lap 3 and Roberts coming back up to 2nd before Abbi Pulling reeled him to take 2nd on the last lap while Hesketh eventually finished 8th.

Robert Welham
Rob Welham

MSA TKM Senior National Championship

John Hogan qualified just a hundredth ahead of Stephen Letts, but Letts won both of his heats with the other heat win going to Kyle Sproat whose first heat hadn’t gone well. Hogan had a 2nd and an exclusion so was well down the order. Letts led all the way in Final 1 with Ryan Edwards 2nd but dropping back and Vercoe 3rd. It was the same order in Final 2 but Letts took a bit longer to get going and Edwards led briefly with Vercoe also passing Letts, but Letts was soon back in the lead to go on to win by 1.18s. Hogan meanwhile won the Repechage and came through to 13th in Final 1 and 9th in Final 2.

Stephen Letts
Stephen Letts

MSA X30 Junior National Championship

Jonny Wilkinson headed Timed Qualifying from Max Jeanne and Sean Butcher, with Louie Westover down in 11th. Wilkinson took two heat wins with the others going to Dragan Pinsent and Jeanne, but Jeanne had an exclusion in another heat so had to go through the Repechage where he didn’t qualify. Wilkinson was on pole from Samuel White then Butcher, with Westover now up to 4th. White and Westover leapfrogged ahead of Wilkinson at the start of Final 1 then Westover took the lead on lap 3 and went on to win. Wilkinson lost 3rd to Butcher then got it back, but along with no less than 13 others received a bumper penalty which dropped him to 7th and gave Butcher 3rd. Westover also won Final 2, pulling further and further away from White initially 2nd and then Butcher who overtook him. But Butcher was demoted from 2nd with a bumper penalty and as Reggie Duhy and Morgan Porter had passed White they completed the podium.

Louie Westover
Louie Westover

MSA X30 Senior National Championship

Elliot Harvey was the fastest of the 61-kart field in Timed Qualifying followed by Josh Skelton, James Johnson and Danny Keirle who were within a tenth. Skelton (twice), Harvey and Keirle shared the heat wins with Skelton on pole, while Charlie Lamb won the Repechage which contained some highly reputed drivers. Skelton led Final 1 until half-distance when Keirle made his move with Harvey following him through. Oliver Hodgson hadn’t finished the first Final due to mechanical woes but gained 18 places in the second Final to finish 14th.

Danny Keirle
Danny Keirle

ABkC Mini Max National Championship

Newly-crowned O Plate winner Alex Lloyd took pole, going on to win both heats with Kai Hunter 2nd in both heats and Sam Heading 3rd. Lloyd won both Finals by several seconds, both followed by Hunter, with Heading 3rd in the first Final and Dominic Bush 3rd in the second Final but penalised for his bumper, giving the remaining podium place to Lewis Gilbert.

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ABkC Junior Max National Championship

Bradley Barrett took pole in Timed Qualifying followed by Tommy Foster 2nd and Jason Lockwood 3rd, with the times very close considering the conditions. Foster and Barrett took a heat each with Barrett taking pole for Final 1 due to his better qualifying performance. Barrett crossed the line first in the first Final by quite a distance but was demoted to 4th with a bumper penalty, giving the win to Tyler Chesterton from Clayton Ravenscroft and Rhys Hunter. In Final 2 Chesterton kept the lead at the start but Ravenscroft came off on the first lap and Barrett was soon up to 2nd although he didn’t manage to close the gap to Chesterton. Hunter took 3rd but again couldn’t close up to Barrett.

Tyler Chesterton  - Rowrah

Results

MSA British Cadet Kart Championship

Final 1 (11 laps): 1 Taylor Barnard (Synergy); 2 Matthew Rees (Zip); 3 Arvid Lindblad (Zip); 4 Freddie Slater (Synergy); 5 Maxwell Dodds (Tony); 6 Oliver Denny (Synergy)
Final 2 (11 laps): 1 Barnard; 2 Dodds; 3 Denny; 4 Alexander Dunne (Synergy); 5 Rees; 6 Luke Watts (Zip)

Provisional Championship Points Standings

1 Barnard 195
2 Slater 180
3 Lindblad 177
4 Rees 176
5 Dodds 174
6 Denny 173

Taylor Barnard
Taylor Barnard

MSA TKM Junior National Championship

Final 1 (11 laps): 1 Theo Hesketh (Tony); 2 James Pashley (Jade); 3 Ross Deal (Tal-Ko); 4 Robert Welham (Tony); 5 Kurt Roberts (Jade); 6 Abbi Pulling (Tal-Ko)
Final 2 (12 laps): 1 Welham; 2 Pulling; 3 Roberts; 4 Deal; 5 Pashley; 6 Ian Sisson (Tony)

Provisional Championship Points Standings

1 Hesketh 184
1 Pashley 184
3 Deal 183
4 Welham 178
5 Pulling 166
6 Roberts 164

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MSA TKM Senior National Championship

Final 1 (12 laps): 1 Stephen Letts (Tony); 2 Ryan Edwards (Tony); 3 Simon Vercoe (Tal-Ko); 4 Matthew Taylor (Tony); 5 Harry Moore (Jade); 6 James Ogden (Jade)
Final 2 (12 laps): 1 Letts; 2 Edwards; 3 Vercoe; 4 Taylor; 5 Ogden; 6 Moore

Provisional Championship Points Standings

1 Letts 196
2 Edwards 187
3 Vercoe 184
4 Taylor 176
5 Moore 171
6 Ogden 168

Stephen Letts
Stephen Letts

MSA X30 Junior National Championship

Final 1 (12 laps): 1 Louie Westover (Kosmic; 2 Samuel White (Mach 1); 3 Sean Butcher (Tony); 4 Dragan Pinsent (Exprit); 5 Joe Fowler (Fullerton); 6 Brandon Abraham (Tony)
Final 2 (12 laps): 1 Westover; 2 Reggie Duhy (Compkart); 3 Morgan Porter (Tony); 4 White; 5 Jonny Wilkinson (Tony); 6 Henry Laws (Kosmic)

Provisional Championship Points Standings

1 Westover 193
2 White 186
3 Wilkinson 180
4 Butcher 177
5 Duhy 167
5 Fowler 167

Louie Westover
Louie Westover

MSA X30 Senior National Championship

Final 1 (12 laps): 1 Danny Keirle (Fullerton; 2 Elliot Harvey (Tony); 3 Josh Skelton (Tony); 4 James Johnson (Alonso); 5 Thomas Turner (Tony); 6 William Pettitt (Tony)
Final 2 (12 laps): 1 Keirle; 2 Skelton; 3 Turner; 4 Johnson; 5 Philip Rawson (Compkart); 6 Pettitt

Provisional Championship Points Standings

1 Keirle 195
2 Skelton 190
3 Johnson 181
4 Turner 179
5 Harvey 178
6 Pettitt 172

Danny Keirle
Danny Keirle

ABkC Mini Max National Championship

Final 1 (12 laps): 1 Alex Lloyd (Alonso); 2 Kai Hunter (Kosmic); 3 Sam Heading (Tony); 4 Dominic Bush (Tony); 5 Lewis Gilbert (Tony); 6 Owen Johnson (Tony)
Final 2 (12 laps): 1 Lloyd; 2 Hunter; 3 Gilbert; 4 Alex Eades (Tony); 5 Johnson; 6 Van Knapton (Alonso)

Provisional Championship Points Standings

1 Lloyd 196
2 Hunter 190
3 Heading 175
4 Eades 172
4 Johnson 172
6 Bush 169

Alex Lloyd
Alex Lloyd

ABkC Junior Max National Championship

Final 1 (12 laps): 1 Tyler Chesterton (Tony); 2 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic); 3 Rhys Hunter (Kosmic); 4 Bradley Barrett (Tony); 5 Finlay Bunce (Tony); 6 Lewis Gilbert (Tony)
Final 2 (12 laps): 1 Chesterton; 2 Barrett, 3 Hunter; 4 Bunce; 5 Oakley Pryor (Tony); 6 Jason Lockwood (Tony)

Provisional Championship Points Standings

1 Chesterton 192
2 Barrett 187
3 Hunter 182
4 Bunce 169
5 James Lowther (Tony) 164
6 Gilbert 163

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Report by Graham Smith

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The Awning Company Super One Series Round 11 Report

PF International – 23-25 September 2016

Eleven classes and 280 competitors set the scene for an exciting Super One finalé at the UK’s best appointed circuit, PF International. Three titles had been settled prior to this last round, the rest would be fought out through three long days. Some big prizes were on offer, OTK factory supported free entries for the OK and OKJ, several free entries to the Rotax Max Challenge International finals including for the first time one from MiniMax, and three entries in each of the X30 classes to their International final. Saturday for the heats had been sunny and dry but overnight rain left the track wet for the first three finals.

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ABkC Honda Cadet National Championship

Sunday’s finals day kicked off with the Honda, the second biggest class in the series. Justin Breward was quickest in timed qualifying from James Walker, Tom Lebbon and Oliver Bearman. Harry Thompson, Walker and Wesley Mason won the heats, new champion Thompson recovering well from a poor TQ. Mason was quickly shuffled out of the lead by Thompson, all on wets in the first Final. Heading and Bearman had penalties in Heat One and whilst Heading spun to the back, Bearman was swiftly into lead contention shadowing Thompson. Walker clawed his way to the lead due and traded second with Bearman allowing Thompson a cushion but Bearman threw off the challenge and came back for a close second. Caden McQueen headed the fourth place battle over Alex Eades and Mason. With the second final in sunny warm conditions, Bearman snatched the lead but Thompson was soon back in charge. Mason leapfrogged McQueen to enter the lead battle, Thompson now down to fourth whilst Mason and Bearman fought it out. With great skill Thompson swooped round the outside of the first hairpin to grab the win once more over Bearman, who is easily second in the series from McQeen and Eades.

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ABkC Junior TKM National Championship

Lee Whittingham had the best pace in the time trials over Abbi Pulling and Bradley White whilst Adam Sparrow had one heat win and Whittingham the other. Sparrow got a tremendous start in the first final and never looked back as he was over 4s to the good by the chequer. Three abreast out of the first hairpin had Joe Fowler breaking clear of Bradley White and Whittingham whilst Pulling had ben rather mired in eighth.  But she put on a late spurt on the drying track, clambering up to fourth. The title was finely balanced as White and Fowler hindered their chances with a clash over the bridge. Sparrow was turned sideways out of the lead in favour of Ian Sisson but he in turn was shuffled back by Whittingham and Pulling. White was frantically trying to recover so when Sissons came off on the last lap clashing with Kristian Brierley ninth place was just enough to give him the title by two points on Pulling. Whittingham had held Pulling off to win the race with Sparrow and James Pashley a distant third and fourth.

Bradley White
Bradley White

ABkC TKM Extreme National Championship

Joe Stockford then Louis Back and Matthew Taylor were on top of the 43 kart timed qualifying list, the series’ biggest class. Phil Smith won two heats and Christopher Whitton the other. Rookie Harry Moore was leading the championship but losing places in the first final, then getting a front fairing penalty along with three others. Whitton quickly usurped Smith for a massive lead to the chequered flag, Smith hanging on for second on a rapidly drying track. Defending champion Matt England was at the back then retired. Kyle Sproat held off Sam Fowler for third. Whitton made a great start in the second final, a long way clear of Smith who was forced back as Sproat and Owain Rosser contested second. Smith came back to the front of that group to help reel in Whitton who faded rapidly to eighth. Smith and Rosser blocked each other at the front allowing Fowler and Sproat to lead over the finish. Moore’s tenth was easily enough for the title whilst Sproat catapulted into second for vice champion, England falling to sixth. Six drivers had the 10s penalties for displaced front fairings, a rough and tumble race!

Sam Fowler
Sam Fowler

Junior X30 International Qualifier

Angus Fender just had the edge on Oliver Clarke in the time trials but Clarke won both heats. Championship leader Gordon Mutch suffered a heat exclusion although being able to drop two rounds in this series would help him against Fender later. Oliver Clarke fought off a challenge from Henry Laws round the hairpins in Final One then succumbed to Reggie Duhy who in turn was displaced by Evan Cook with all but one kart now on slicks.  A sideways moment over the bridge lost Duhy the lead, Clarke coming back to the front. Another grassy moment put Duhy back to eighth whilst Fender relieved Cook of second on the last lap. However Clarke had a 10s penalty for driving standards whilst Mutch, Duhy, Laws and Oliver Greetham had 10s penalties for displaced front fairing leaving Fender with the win. Fender took a big lead at the start of the second final, Louie Westover leapfrogging Cook for second. Clarke was on a mission, carving through the field and when Fender faded back towards Westover, Clarke pounced on both. Mutch was also racing through the field, coming up to second at the end which was just enough to give him the overall lead by 3 points over Fender. Fender’s fourth place behind Westover was not quite enough but they will do battle again at the X30 international finals.

Oliver Clarke
Oliver Clarke

MSA British Cadet Kart Championship (IAME)

Joshua Rattican had tied at the top of the timed qualifying table with Bray Kenneally with new champion Harry Thompson hard on their heels. Thompson must have won more Cadet titles in one season than anyone else.  He also won two of the heats, Kenneally the other. As Thompson led the first final, Rattican came up to challenge Taylor Barnard for second. Having thrown that off Taylor punched into the lead, Georgi Dimitrov came through to trade the lead and Thompson dropped to fourth. Into the penultimate lap and Barnard took the lead over Dimitrov whilst Rattican put Thompson to fourth. Down the hill on the last lap Dimitrov regained the lead, then Rattican executed a switchback to put him down to fifth. Yet through the last corners the incredible Thompson outwitted the others to snatch the win by 0.02s over Rattican, Taylor and Jonny Wilkinson.  Thompson’s initial lead in the second final was soon eroded by Rattican who was briefly first until Dimitrov assumed the position. Challenging Kenneally for third, Taylor spun onto the grass at turn one, another pair cutting over the grass in avoidance with little loss. Luckily Taylor had enough points in hand to save the vice-champion position. Thompson found a winning pass over the bridge, Dimitrov deposed to second and Kenneally third.

Harry Thompson
Harry Thompson

MSA Junior British Kart Championship (OKJ)

With an entry slightly smaller than before all Jonathan Hoggard needed was some finishes to win the British Junior crown. Mark Kimber had been fastest in qualifying and he and Morgan Porter won the heats. Max Jeanne swooped past Porter for the first final lead whilst Hoggard did a few laps at the back then went in. Meanwhile Porter, Jeanne and Chris Lulham entertained at the front, swapping the lead until Lulham consolidated the position at turn one. Jeanne ran wide at the second hairpin, offering second to Porter, but regained the place by the flag. Final two had another good scrap for the win amongst Porter, Lulham and Jeanne. Hoggard hung back then put in several fastest laps before cruising for the finish and the title. Porter regained the lead to ensure second in the championship over Kimber who snatched second in the race, Jeanne and Lulham next.

Chris Lulham
Chris Lulham

MSA British Kart Championship (OK)

A great entry of seniors for the last round had Oliver Hodgson over Luke Knott and Jamie Flynn whilst points leader Dean MacDonald had no time. Hodgson continued his clean sweep through the heats although MacDonald was third and fourth with fastest laps. His championship hopes were dashed at the start of the first final as Knott and Hodgson seemed to touch spearing MacDonald over the grass and to last. Ross Martin took up the lead but Hodgson was quick to recover past Flynn then sliced into the lead for an unchallenged win. Martin was second on the road but had a front fairing penalty like Macdonald so Flynn reclaimed that spot.  Hodgson cruised to the second final win and with it the British title. Jacob Stilp held a lonely second for much of the race until the flying Scotsman arrowed through to challenge. No matter which side MacDonald tried the door was firmly closed so he had to settle for third and runner up in the championship. Ross Martin retired three laps from the end whilst Roy Johnson also stopped just after claiming fourth over Tom Gamble.

Oliver Hodgson
Oliver Hodgson

Senior X30 International Qualifier

Thomas Turner topped the TQ from Matthew Hirst and went on to win both the heats. He had Jordan Brown-Nutley for first final front row company with Hirst and Matthew Davies behind. But Brown-Nutley spun at the first turn, leaving Turner in the lead and Josh Collings leapfrogging Hirst for second. Hirst came back and broke away at the front behind Turner whilst Collings slipped back to eleventh. A big final laps challenge by Hirst resulted in him running wide out of the bridge turn and losing ground, having to defend from Davies and Ben Davis. Brett Ward was fifth and went into the second final two points ahead of Davies with Collings a further point back. Collings could do no better than eighth and Ward fifth so when Davies overcame the challenges from Turner to win, the top spot for the International finals was his. Euan Wilson came from ninth to fourth behind Hirst.

Matt Davies
Matt Davies

ABkC MiniMax National Championship

Jenson Butterfield had already won the ABkC title but that did not hinder him in his winning ways, and he won one heat with Lorcan Hanafin the other. Alex Lloyd had been on pole for the heats after TQ success, back from injury. Butterfield had not done quite so well in his other heat so lined up on the second row of the first final grid with Tom Canning and Jonny Edgar on the front row. Multiple lead changes between Canning, Dexter Patterson, Hanafin and finally Butterfield entertained. Patterson lost many places over the bridge leaving Butterfield and Canning to fight it out for the win, finishing in that order. Edgar lost fourth near the end and would be given a penalty which he successfully appealed leaving him sixth. So it was all very close for the vice champion spot going into the second final with a short rain shower to complicate matters. Butterfield broke away at the front with Hanafin, Canning and Lloyd dicing for second. Patterson spun to the back then Butterfield was caught with Lloyd taking over at the front. Canning in third was only four points in arrears to Edgar for runner-up in the championship but as Lloyd was knocked back Butterfield again surged to the front displacing Hanafin. Canning lost further places on the last lap to Klaas Kookier and Ben Fayers but Edgar’s sixth kept him overall runner-up. He will go to the new MiniMax International Finals as he is of the right age unlike Butterfield. The points may remain provisional if appeals are pending.

Jenson Butterfield
Jenson Butterfield

ABkC Junior Max National Championship

Myles Apps had topped TQ from Rory Hudson and Jonathan Hoggard but William Pettitt had a front fairing penalty dropping him to last, he would play catch up through the heats. They were won by Hudson and Hoggard. Hudson ran wide on the opening laps of the first final dropping him down to fifth whilst Mark Kimber took up the lead over Myles Apps. Pettitt was also quite a long way down. Apps and Hoggard vied for the lead until Hudson managed to consolidate his position at the front with Hoggard vaulting by Kimber for second, the latter falling to fifth. Pettitt charged up to third, but Apps fell to seventh. Despite being only sixth Joe Turney was fairly clear in the title charge, although having already been given a ticket to the International Finals by BNL the Super One entries would go to the next two. In the second final as Pettitt took over the lead Apps spun down the order. Hoggard had fallen to sixth and started his charge through to the front. Reaching third he found he found Pettitt challenging Hudson for the lead, and taking the win through the last complex. Hoggard put his kart between them but he was then excluded for a driving offence losing his vice champion slot, and elevating Hudson to second. Turney took the ABkC title from Pettitt and Hoggard.

Joe Turney
Joe Turney

ABkC Rotax Max National Championship

Jack McCarthy topped TQ whilst Josh White and Josh Collings took the heat wins. White took pole for the first final, McCarthy alongside and Harrison Thomas and Josh Skelton behind. Collings was quickly into the lead over White until Thomas split them. Skelton came up to second briefly before falling to fifth all his action letting Collings escape at the front. McCarthy and White traded second, finishing in that order whilst Thomas defended fourth but lost to Skelton and was then penalised 10s. For the second final Collings enjoyed a huge lead as the others fought behind. Collings was awaiting the result of an appeal from an earlier exclusion which could lift him well up the final points order. Meantime McCarthy finally got the better of White which tied them for the championship points lead but McCarthy had the title on countback, ahead of White, Skelton and Thomas. The championship points remain provisional until the appeal is heard.

Jack McCarthy
Jack McCarthy

Results

ABkC Honda Cadet National Championship

Final 1 (10 laps) 1 Harry Thompson (CER/Synergy); 2 Oliver Bearman (Virtus Motorsport/Project One); 3 James Walker (CER/Synergy); 4 Caden McQueen (Privateer/ZIP); 5 Alex Eades (Global Karting/BRK); 6 Wesley Mason (Project One/Project One).

Final 2 (12 laps) 1 Thompson; 2 Bearman; 3 Mason; 4 Oliver Greenall (Evolution Racing/Project One); 5 Walker; 6 McQueen.

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ABkC Junior TKM National Championship

Final 1 (11 laps) 1 Adam Sparrow (Tal-Ko Racing/Tal-Ko); 2 Joe Fowler (Jade Karts/Jade); 3 Bradley White (Tal-Ko Racing/Tal-Ko); 4 Abbi Pulling (Tal-Ko Racing/Tal-Ko); 5 Ian Sisson (Privateer/Jade); 6 Lee Whittingham (Privateer/Tonykart).

Final 2 (13 laps) 1 Whittingham; 2 Pulling; 3 Sparrow; 4 James Pashley (Privateer/Jade); 5 Jordan Lee-Chapman (Privateer/Tonykart); 6 Fowler.

Lee Whittingham
Lee Whittingham

ABkC TKM Extreme National Championship

Final 1 (12 laps) 1 Christopher Whitton (Litchfield Motorsport/Tonykart); 2 Phil Smith (Precision Racing/Tonykart); 3 Kyle Sproat (Litchfield Motorsport/Tonykart); 4 Sam Fowler (Jade Karts/Jade); 5 Joe Stockford (Privateer/Jade); 6 Owain Rosser (Jade Karts/Jade).

Final 2 (13 laps) 1 Fowler; 2 Sproat; 3 Smith; 4 Rosser; 5 Andrew Lawrence (TWM/Tonykart); 6 Ryan Edwards (Flex Motorsport/Tonykart).

Harry Moore
Harry Moore

Junior X30 International Qualifier

Final 1 (13 laps) 1 Angus Fender (Jade Karts/Gold); 2 Evan Cook (Jade Karts/Gold); 3 Abigail Ross (AMT Services/Tony); 4 Louie Westover (Privateer/OTK); 5 James Taylor (KMS/Tony); 6 Tom Westworth (Intrepid UK/Intrepid).

Final 2 (13 laps) 1 Oliver Clarke (M Sport/Tony); 2 Gordon Mutch (Clan Racing/Mad Croc); 3 Louie Westover (Privateer/OTK); 4 Angus Fender (Jade Karts/Gold); 5 Oliver Greetham (S8 Racing/Alonso); 6 Evan Cook (Jade Karts/Gold).

Gordon Mutch
Gordon Mutch

MSA British Cadet Kart Championship (IAME)

Final 1 (12 laps) 1 Harry Thompson (Fusion/Synergy); 2 Joshua Rattican (AIM Motorsport/Synergy); 3 Joseph Taylor (Fusion/Synergy); 4 Jonny Wilkinson (KMS/ZIP); 5 Georgi Dimitrov (Fusion/Synergy); 6 Taylor Barnard (OWR/Synergy).

Final 2 (12 laps) 1 Thompson; 2 Dimitrov; 3 Kenneally; 4 Barnard; 5 Rattican; 6 Arvid Lindblad (AIM Motorsport/ZIP).

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MSA Junior British Kart Championship (OKJ)

Final 1 (14 laps) 1 Chris Lulham (Fusion Motorsport/Exprit); 2 Max Jeanne (Litchfield Motorsport/Tony); 3 Morgan Porter (BMR/Octane); 4 Mark Kimber (Strawberry Racing/Tony); 5 Bradley Barrett (Privateer/Alonso); 6 Kyle Connolly (M Sport/Tony).

Final 2 (14 laps) 1 Porter; 2 Kimber; 3 Jeanne; 4 Lulham; 5 Roman Haskett (Litchfield Motorsport/Tony); 6 Barrett.

Johnathan Hoggard
Johnathan Hoggard

MSA British Kart Championship (OK)

Final 1 (14 laps) 1 Oliver Hodgson (PF International/Birel); 2 Jamie Flynn (RFM/Alonso); 3 Jacob Stilp (Mad Croc/Mad Croc); 4 Tom Gamble (Strawberry Racing/Tony); 5 Archie Tillett (Privateer/Fullerton); 6 Sam Faulkner (Birel ART UK/Birel ART).

Final 2 (14 laps) 1 Hodgson; 2 Stilp; 3 Dean Macdonald (Strawberry Racing/Tony); 4 Gamble; 5 Nicholas Scholl (Strawberry Racing/Tony); 6 Flynn.

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Senior X30 International Qualifier

Final 1 (14 laps) 1 Thomas Turner (Mark Baines Motorsport/Mad Croc); 2 Matthew Hirst (KR Sport/Kosmic); 3 Matt Davies (Privateer/Tonykart); 4 Ben Davis (Dan Holland Racing/Alonso); 5 Brett Ward (MLC/Mach 1); 6 Jordan Brown (KR Sport/Kosmic).

Final 2 (14 laps) 1 Davies; 2 Turner; 3 Hirst; 4 Euan Wilson (S8 Racing/Alonso); 5 Ward; 6 Davis.

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ABkC Mini Max National Championship

Final 1 (13 laps) 1 Jenson Butterfield (Strawberry Racing/Tony); 2 Tom Canning (KR Sport/Kosmic); 3 Lorcan Hanafin (Strawberry Racing/Tony); 4 Alex Lloyd (Dan Holland Racing/Alonso); 5 Klaas Kooiker (Tooley Motorsport/Tony); 6 Jonny Edgar (Coles Racing/Tony).

Final 2 (13 laps) 1 Butterfield; 2 Hanafin; 3 Kooiker; 4 Ben Fayers (Project One/Tony); 5 Canning; 6 Edgar.

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ABkC Junior Max National Championship

Final 1 (13 laps) 1 Rory Hudson (Tooley Motorsport/Tony); 2 Jonathan Hoggard (KR Sport/Kosmic); 3 William Pettitt (Tooley Motorsport/Tony); 4 Tommy Foster (Privateer/Tony); 5 Mark Kimber (Strawberry Racing/Tony); 6 Joe Turney (KR Sport/Kosmic).

Final 2 (14 laps) 1 Pettitt; 2 Hudson; 3 Foster; 4 Kimber; 5 Tyler Chesterton (Coles Racing/Tony); 6 Turney.

William Pettitt
William Pettitt

ABkC Senior Max National Championship

Final 1 (14 laps) 1 Josh Collings (Dan Holland Racing/Alonso); 2 Jack McCarthy (Strawberry Racing/Tony); 3 Josh White (Coles Racing/Tony); 4 Josh Skelton (Coles Racing/Tony); 5 James Johnson (Privateer/Tony); 6 Tom Croydon (Coles Racing/Tony).

Final 2 (14 laps) 1 Collings; 2 McCarthy; 3 White; 4 Johnson; 5 Ben Davis (Dan Holland Racing/Alonso); 6 Morgan Rose (Coles Racing/Tony).

Josh Collings
Josh Collings

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The Awning Company Super One Series Round 10 Report

Shenington 10/11 September 2016

Three titles were settled at the Oxfordshire circuit. Scott Allen clinched the short circuit gearbox MSA British Championship whilst Harry Thompson completed a unique double in adding the Honda Cadet to his IAME Cadet British title and Jenson Butterfield has done enough to put the MiniMax title to bed, both with a round to run.   It was wet nearly all day on Saturdayfor the timed qualifying and heats, only the last couple of races had slicks but Sunday dawned bright and sunny.

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MSA British Short Circuit Gearbox Championship for KZ1

Scott Allen was a full second faster than Dan Kelly in the streaming wet timed qualifying and went onto dominate the two heats.  Unfortunately round one winner John Pike was unable to race, citing work priorities.  In the first final Allen set off ahead of Kelly with guest driver Tom Longfield just about hanging onto the lead pair.  A masterly lunge at the last hairpin say Kelly move ahead and although Allen came back on his rear bumper no safe overtake presented.  Hannah Lang came of the start grid last but leapfrogged Anderson Chilcott and Lee Hasler for fourth.  For the second final Allen leapt away from the middle of the front row to lead Kelly and Longfield.  The gap between the lead duo waxed and waned, with Kelly putting in fastest lap but never quite able to find an opening.  Lang came by Chilcott for fourth once more, before the latter retired and Longfield again acquitted himself well.  Allen celebrated his British title over the line and said: ““It was hard but fair racing all season, still difficult to win though.”  That was the final round of the class, all the others end at PF International two weeks later.

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ABkC Honda Cadet National Championship

Joint largest class with senior TKM Extreme, the Honda Cadets needed two timed qualifying sessions and a repechage before the finals.  Alex Eades was quickest over Oliver Bearman in TQ1 with Harry Thompson sixth, and in TQ2 Archie Brown was quite a bit faster than Kacper Skuza.  When put together the first session was faster.  Bearman won both his heats and Thompson the other.  The first final was quickly stopped for an accident but the errant driver was able to restart at the back.  After a heat exclusion Sebastian Bloch found himself starting near the back of the repechage but soon arrowed through to win over Tyler Read.  Frankie Taylor’s driving was bad enough to see him excluded from the event.  The O Plated Bearman lined up on pole for the first final alongside Thompson, Bearman being the only realistic challenger to Thompson for the title.  Although Bearman did take the lead at the start he was soon drifting backwards with some sort of problem, capped by a spin in the chicane to end 22nd.  Thompson assumed the lead and despite a successful challenges by Dylan Cooper he took the win over Eades and James Walker. Cooper was squeezed wide in the chicane attempting a pass and fell to 19th.  The E Plated Wesley Mason was docked a lap for driving standards and would be another of the quick ones starting the second final from near the back.  Thompson and Eades broke clear, Thompson deciding to retake up the lead when the next group came close, eventually heading a twelve kart train.  Lucas Ellingham vaulted into second, Eades third and so it stayed with Thompson defending to the chequer and Bearman battling up to eighth.  Thompson has enjoyed a fantastic year racing in both classes, often at the same meetings.

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ABkC MiniMax National Championship

Only Jonny Edgar had a realistic chance of keeping the title hopes alive to the final round and he qualified third just ahead of Jenson Butterfield whilst Oakley Pryor was fastest from Tom Canning.  Pryor won heat one and Lorcan Hanafin the other putting Canning on pole for the first final alongside Butterfield.  Although briefly in second to Canning, Edgar was shuffled back to fifth whilst Canning and Butterfield disputed the lead.  Hanafin came up to spoil their fun by taking the win, Butterfield second whilst Canning out-witted Edgar and Dexter Patterson for third.  For the second final Hanafin and Butterfield sped clear whilst Edgar was mired in an exchange with Canning, eventually third.  That was more than enough to give Butterfield an unassailable points advantage for the ABkC National title.

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ABkC Junior Max National Championship

Everybody was quite close in the timed qualifying but it was Mark Kimber from Joe Turney and Myles Apps that scored at the top of the list.  Kimber and Turney shared the heat wins but it was Apps’ consistency with two seconds that brought him pole for the first final.  There was a good bit of shuffling around at the front between Apps, Tyler Chesterton and Turney until the latter broke away.  He was reeled in by Jonathan Hoggard and Chesterton who then both traded the lead.  Turney regained second then was hung out to dry to finish fifth, Chesterton clear to win whilst Hoggard claimed second over Kimber.  The second final was much of a re-run, Hoggard shuffled back from the lead taken up by Turney for a few laps.  He was deposed by Chesterton in the chicane followed by a further place loss to Kimber.

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ABkC Senior Max National Championship

Jack McCarthy took fastest qualifying time over Josh White and Josh Skelton with McCarthy and Josh Collings going onto win the heats.  Skelton and Collings lined up on the front row of the first final, in the biggest grid of the year. Collings then managed a lights to chequer win despite the close attention of White after he had taken Skelton early on.  Charlie Turner was nobbled in the chicance, losing many places then retired with a thrown chain.  Harrison Thomas worked his way up to third, beating Skelton and McCarthy.  Collings once again took the second final win, but with more effort as he had to repass Skelton and regain the lead from White.  That pair drew clear of Tom Gamble who eventually succumbed to Thomas for third.  Turner fell foul of officialdom with an exclusion from driving in his efforts to recover.

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ABkC Junior TKM National Championship

For many Shenington in the TKM home track yet Ian Sisson took fastest in TQ from Kristian Brierley and local James Pashley.  Sisson dominated in the wet and won both heats from Pashley but lost many places on the first lap when his engine cut out.  He would finish a lowly 17th.  Bradley White took up the running until Adam Sparrow relieved him of the lead, only to be himself put aside by Abbi Pulling.  Then Joe Fowler surged into a big lead for the win, Pulling breaking clear of the second group to chase him down.  Pashley leapfrogged White and Ross Deal near the end for third.  Sparrow was later excluded for driving standards.  Fowler hung onto the lead throughout the second final, Pulling on his bumper but never quite seeing a gap.  Pashley and Lee Whittingham traded third with Pashley prevailing.  Sisson made it to 10th and Sparrow to 12th.

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ABkC TKM Extreme National Championship

This class has enjoyed an extraordinary resurgence this year, and more than matches Honda Cadet for size, needing a repechage every round.  The amalgamated timed qualifying had Harry Moore at the top of the list from Tom Owen, Joe Stockford and Charlie Bruce-White.  Owen, John Hogan and Bruce-White won the heats putting Owen on pole from Bruce-White for the first final.  Bruce-White led initially until Owen vaulted over Phil Smith and then led.  Smith had started sixth on the grid but he was soon relieved of the lead by Chris Whitton who had fairly flown up from grid 13.  Ryan Edwards, the Welsh champion, momentarily took third from Owen but fell back to sixth, allowing Smith and Whitton to break away.  Owen held off Bruce-White for third which would become second when Whitton was excluded for not having enough fuel left to give a sample.  A little further back Simon Vercoe, James Ogden and Lewis Wadley all crashed out at the high speed Hangar Corner.  Five karts had 10s penalties for displaced front fairings.  From eighth on the grid Matthew Taylor sliced through the squabbling lead pack headed by Phil Smith and Owen in the second final to lead.  Smith fell as far as eleventh before working his way back to fifth.  Taylor was reeled in by Edwards and Owen, both going past with Owen then taking the win. Edwards lost second to Taylor.

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Results

MSA British Short Circuit Gearbox Championship for KZ1

Final 1: 1 Dan Kelly (Andy Fairless Racing/Birel ART); 2 Scott Allen (Jade Karts/Gold/IAME); 3 Tom Longfield (Privateer/Birel ART/TM); 4 Hannah Lang (MK Racing/Tonykart/Vortex); 5 Lee Hasler (Privateer/CRG/Maxter); 6 Anderson Chilcott (Jade Karts/Gold/IAME).

Final 2: 1 Allen; 2 Dan Kelly +0.14s; 3 Longfield; 4 Lang; 5 Hasler; 6 Chilcott.

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ABkC Honda Cadet National Championship

Final 1: 1 Harry Thompson (CER/Synergy); 2 Alex Eades (Global Karting/BRK); 3 James Walker (CER/Synergy); 4 Tom Lebbon (BRK/BRK); 5 Caden McQueen (Privateer/ZIP); 6 Lucas Ellingham (Global Karting/Zip).

Final 2: 1 Thompson; 2 Ellingham; 3 Eades; 4 Archie Brown (BRK/BRK); 5 McQueen; 6 Walker.

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ABkC MiniMax National Championship

Final 1: 1 Lorcan Hanafin (Strawberry Racing/Tony); 2 Jenson Butterfield (Strawberry Racing/Tony); 3 Tom Canning (KR Sport/Kosmic); 4 Jonny Edgar (Coles Racing/Tony); 5 Dexter Patterson (Strawberry Racing/Tony); 6 Finlay Bunce (Tooley Motorsport/Tony).

Final 2: 1 Hanafin; 2 Butterfield; 3 Edgar; 4 Canning; 5 Patterson; 6 Ben Fayers (Project One/Tony).

LH MM

ABkC Junior Max National Championship

Final 1: 1 Tyler Chesterton (Coles Racing/Tony); 2 Jonathan Hoggard (KR Sport/Kosmic); 3 Mark Kimber (Strawberry Racing/Tony); 4 Rory Hudson (Tooley Motorsport/Tony); 5 Joe Turney (KR Sport/Kosmic); 6 Myles Apps (Dan Holland Racing/Alonso).

Final 2: 1 Chesterton; 2 Kimber; 3 Turney; 4 Hoggard; 5 Hudson; 6 Apps.

TC JM

ABkC Senior Max National Championship

Final 1: 1 Josh Collings (Dan Holland Racing/Alonso); 2 Josh White (Coles Racing/Tony); 3 Harrison Thomas (KR Sport/Kosmic); 4 Josh Skelton (Coles Racing/Tony); 5 Jack McCarthy (Strawberry Racing/Tony); 6 James Johnson (Privateer/Tony).

Final 2: 1 Collings; 2 White; 3 Thomas; 4 Tom Gamble (Strawberry Racing/Tony); 5 Johnson; 6 McCarthy.

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ABkC Junior TKM National Championship

Final 1: 1 Joe Fowler (Jade Karts/Jade); 2 Abbi Pulling (Tal-Ko/Tal-Ko); 3 James Pashley (Privateer/Jade); 4 Ross Deal (SJ Motorsport/Tal-Ko); 5 Zak Oates (Klaassen Motorsport/Tonykart); 6 Lee Whittingham (Privateer/Tonykart).

Final 2: 1 Fowler; 2 Pulling; 3 Pashley; 4 Whittingham; 5 Jordan Lee-Chapman (Privateer/Tonykart); 6 Kristian Brierley (Klaassen Motorsport/Tonykart).

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ABkC TKM Extreme National Championship

Final 1: 1 Phil Smith (Precision Racing/Tonykart); 2 Tom Owen (Klaassen Motorsport/Tonykart); 3 Charlie Bruce-White (Privateer/Tonykart); 4 Matt England (Privateer/Tal-Ko); 5 Harry Moore (Jade Karts/Jade); 6 Ryan Edwards (Privateer/Tonykart).

Final 2: 1 Owen; 2 Matthew Taylor; 3 Edwards; 4 England; 5 Smith; 6 Moore.

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Larkhall, 13/14 August 2016

The series moved north to the Scottish circuit of Larkhall, where Sunday was dry but only 14 degrees after rain on Friday practice. X30 and KZ1 have just one round to run, whereas Rotax classes have two. The circuit is well liked, although only 852m, but with exciting expansion plans in place for next year. Several local drivers took guest positions and in Senior Rotax Max in particular were uncatchable by the regulars.

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ABkC Honda Cadet National Championship

Oliver Bearman took the spoils in two hard fought Honda Cadet finals but it was Harry Thompson the early protagonist heading timed qualifying from Sam Heading and Wesley Mason in the first session. The second session was much slower topped by Astin Wigley. Thompson won both his heats, Caden McQueen the other. Slightly disadvantaged at the start of the first final, Thompson went back to third whilst Lucas Ellingham forged ahead of Bearman. The trio traded the lead, joined by McQueen, until Bearman finally escaped to leave the battle for second raging. Thompson nipped past Ellingham for runner up on the penultimate lap, Mason fourth ahead of McQueen. In the second final Ellingham and Bearman broke away with Bearman soon taking up the lead and holding to the chequer. Thompson fell back from third to 20th with mechanical issues whilst McQueen leapfrogged Mason for third. Seven drivers had warnings whilst Archie Swinscoe was excluded for driving standards. Normally a front runner, Ben Kasperczak had a terrible time with a DNF and a 28th

Oliver Bearman
Oliver Bearman

MSA British Short Circuit Gearbox Kart Championship

No one could touch Scott Allen in KZ1 as he moves to the top of the standings for the British short circuit gearbox crown. Allen was fastest from the off, in TQ, winning both heats and both finals. Less than three tenths split the five karts entered during timed qualifying, hopefully more will appear for the last round. Dan Kelly inherited second in the first final when Allen’s team mate Danny Keirle failed to finish the last lap with a seized engine. Starting at the back Keirle rocketed through to second in the second final, beating Kelly on the tenth lap. Erstwhile championship leader John Pike had a lack lustre weekend and fell to third in the standings behind Kelly and Allen.

Scott Allen
Scott Allen

ABkC MiniMax National Championship

Although Jenson Butterfield was in charge through the Saturday heats after topping TQ from Dexter Patterson and Tom Canning, Patterson out witted him in both finals. Tom Canning and Jonny Edgar both came off at the first final start, Canning black flagged whilst Edgar recovered to tenth. Butterfield had taken the lead but Patterson crept closer until past and through with Lorcan Hanafin joining them for a blanket finish. Patterson and Butterfield broke away in the second final and stayed in that position to the chequer whilst Hanafin had a steady third. Canning charged through the pack from the back and eventually beat Edgar for fourth. Butterfield is still well ahead in the points table and maybe did not wish to take any risks. 

Dexter Patterson
Dexter Patterson

ABkC Junior Max National Championship

Joe Turney had been fastest in the time trials with Myles Apps in fourth but it was the local Scottish Champion Tony Logie who won the first heat with Turney taking a front fairing penalty, then Turney winning the second. Apps led off from pole and successfully held off Rory Hudson and William Pettitt until Hudson plunged to the back. Apps went clear for the win over Pettitt, Tyler Chesterton losing out at the end to Turney and Jonathan Hoggard. Logie was sixth but excluded for a non-compliance. Apps set off in the lead for the second final but was quickly relegated to fourth as Turney and Chesterton pulled clear. But Chesterton fell to fourth leaving Turney out on his own and Apps could not challenge for Hoggard’s second place. Turney stays in the lead with 9 points over Hoggard and Pettitt.

Joe Turney
Joe Turney

ABkC Senior Max National Championship

Scottish guest drivers Mark Ross and Paul Stewart set the scene in timed qualifying, out driving all the regulars from the top teams. Ross won both heats although Stewart was only 7th and 4th.  Jack McCarthy, Josh White and Rob Ellis all failed to finish the second heat so were back on the first final grid. So Ross had it all his own way whilst McCarthy battled past Harrison Thomas and Stewart but could not close the gap to the leader. It was a similar story in the second final, the locals pulverising the rest with Ross and Stewart nearly 2s clear of McCarthy and Thomas. Josh Collings was fourth in the first final but took a front fairing penalty and fought back to fifth in the second one. McCarthy has a 4 point lead over Josh Skelton.

Mark Ross
Mark Ross

Junior X30 International Qualifier

Gordon Mutch has had his exclusion for not having his helmet done up at Llandow overturned so is back in the hunt for points, some 21 behind Angus Fender. Fender had the edge on Saturday with best qualifying time and winning both heats. Fender set off in the lead of the first final with Max Jeanne on his tail, until Oliver Clarke powered up behind. Going into the two double lefts after the start line Clarke tried a pass on Fender but was rebuffed and cut over the grass, both drivers dropping back and letting Mutch take the win over Jeanne. Fender finished seventh, and Clarke was given a 10s penalty. Mutch led the second final with Fender leapfrogging into second over Shane White. But Clarke was on a mission, carving past his opponents and by lap 6 was into second over Fender and chasing down Mutch. That pass was quick to follow as Clarke won with 1.26s in hand.

Oliver Clarke
Oliver Clarke

Senior X30 International Qualifier

Brett Ward took TQ honours and he and Josh Collings took the heat wins, putting them on the front of the first final grid. Ward got a flying start, Collings going back to 8th and working hard for 6th. That became third after Matt Davies overhauled Ward, and Matthew Hirst fell from third to fifth behind Dean Hale.  Matt Gilliland fared worse, going from grid 4 to last and only reaching ninth and would DNF the second final. In that Collings was quick to take over the lead from Davies and eke out 1.46s with Hale and Ward battling for third. Collings has 19 points in hand over Ward.

Josh Collings
Josh Collings

Results

Honda Cadet ABkC National Championship Final 1: 1 Oliver Bearman (Project One); 2 Harry Thompson(Synergy); 3 Lucas Ellingham (Zip); 4 Wesley Mason (Project One); 5 Caden McQueen (Zip); 6 Archie Swinscoe (BRK). 

Final 2: 1 Bearman; 2 Ellingham; 3 McQueen; 4 Mason; 5 Alex Eades (BRK); 6 Sam Heading (Project One).

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MSA Short Circuit Gearbox British Kart Championship Final 1: 1 Scott Allen (Gold/IAME); 2 Dan Kelly (Birel/TM); 3 John Pike (Octane/Modena); 4 Hannah Lang (Tonykart/Vortex); 5 Danny Keirle (Gold/IAME). 

Final 2: 1 Allen; 2 Keirle; 3 Kelly; 4 Pike; 5 Lang. 

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MiniMax ABkC National Championship Final 1: 1 Dexter Patterson (Kosmic) 2 Jenson Butterfield (Tonykart); 3 Lorcan Hanafin (Tonykart); 4 Finlay Bunce (Tonykart). 5 Clayton Ravenscroft (Tonykart); 6 Evan Smillie (Gillard).

Final 2: 1 Patterson; 2 Butterfield; 3 Hanafin; 4 Tom Canning (Kosmic); 5 Jonny Edgar (Esprit); 6 Smillie.

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Junior Max ABkC National Championship Final 1: 1 Myles Apps (Tonykart); 2 William Pettitt (Tonykart); 3 Joe Turney (Kosmic); 4 Jonathan Hoggard (Tonykart); 5 Tyler Chesterton (Tonykart); 6 Tommy Foster (Tonykart).

Final 2: 1 Turney; 2 Hoggard; 3 Apps; 4 Chesterton; 5 Pettitt; 6 Mark Kimber (Tonykart).

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Senior Rotax ABkC National Championship Final 1; 1 Mark Ross (Birel); 2 Jack McCarthy (Tonykart); 3 Paul Stewart (Tonykart); 4 Harrison Thomas (Tonykart); 5 Josh Skelton (Tonykart); 5 Josh White (Tonykart).

Final 2: 1 Ross; 2 Stewart; 3 McCarthy; 4 Thomas; 5 Josh Collings (Alonso); 6 Skelton.

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Junior X30 International Qualifier Final 1: 1 Gordon Mutch (Mad Croc); 2 Max Jeanne (TBA); 3 Shane White (Tonykart); 4 Harry McQuillan (Tonykart); 5 Teddy Pritchard (Birel ART); 6 Ethan Pitt (Mach 1).

Final 2: 1 Oliver Clarke (Tonykart); 2 Mutch; 3 Angus Fender (Gold); 4 Pritchard; 5 White; 6 Angus Moulsdale (TBA). 

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Senior X30 International Qualifier Final 1: 1 Matt Davies (Tonykart); 2 Brett Ward (Mach 1); 3 Josh Collings (Alonso); 4 Dean Hale (Gold); 5 Matthew Hirst (Kosmic); 6 Scott Mackrell (Tonykart). 

Final 2: 1 Collings; 2 Davies; 3 Hale; 4 Ward; 5 Matt Gilliland (TBA); 6 Mackrell.

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The Awning Company British Kart Championships Report: Shenington

OK and OKJ MSA British Kart Championships Round 2

16-17 July 2016

Dean MacDonald and Jonathan Hoggard were the stars of the second round of this resurgent MSA British Kart Championship at Shenington in north Oxfordshire. The senior grid was increased on last time as more drivers come to love the performance benefits of this CIK International class, whilst the juniors were marginally down due to driver’s prior commitments. Nevertheless there were new faces and Strawberry Racing and Vortex had put up a senior and junior engine to be won by best newcomer which turned out to be Ross Martin and Roman Haskett.

The airfield circuit is just over 1Km but produced some thrilling races and the whole weekend was an extravaganza for the annual Shenington SuperPrix and MSA E Plates. The winners of the OK classes can now sport the E for England champion number plate for the next year. Along with live music and a barbeque on Saturday evening there were daily demonstrations from around seventy historic and Legend karts. The last round of the series for nearly all Super One classes is at PF International on 23-25 September.

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MSA British Kart Championship for OK Senior

It was Jamie Flynn who took top spot in timed qualifying with Dean MacDonald just a tenth behind Flynn and Oliver Hodgson. Then MacDonald got into his stride winning both heats with quite a few retirements including Flynn, Harrison Thomas and newcomer Ross Martin now his funding has run dry in single seaters. MacDonald went onto to stamp his authority on the meeting by winning both finals comfortably.  The flying Scotsman cruised clear of Hodgson in the first final then Toby Sowery dropped out elevating Jacob Stilp. Stilp was being pressed by Jamie Flynn who had come from tenth on the grid until Flynn also retired, leaving Luke Knott in fourth, well clear of Roy Johnson. Veteran Bobby Game had been in the mix for fifth, but fell to eleventh. For the second final Stilp leapfrogged the fast starting Thomas and Hodgson for second but MacDonald had already cleared off. Thomas nipped past Hodgson in the chicane whilst Flynn roared up from the back to challenge Ross Martin for fifth.  

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MSA Junior British Kart Championship for OKJ

In the Junior OK category Jonathan Hoggard was at one with the track on a very hot weekend unchallenged from timed qualifying through both heats and both finals. In the TQ Kiern Jewiss was next just ahead of the Frenchman Axel Charpentier but it was the steady but fast Mark Kimber who lined up alongside Hoggard on the first final grid. In the first Kiern Jewiss lost second to Axel Charpentier before Morgan Porter took them both, the BMR driver being fifth on the grid. 

Mark Kimber leapfrogged to third, as Jewiss was penalized to twelfth with a dropped front fairing from contact, elevating Charpentier, Callum Bradshaw and local driver Roman Haskett. Porter could only reach within 2s of Hoggard with Kimber a second behind. Hoggard swiftly pulled a gap on Porter in the second final leaving all the action around third place. Jewiss had put in a stupendous first lap for fifth, he and Charpentier soon joined by Kimber in the battle for third. Amidst much jostling on the last lap both into the first hairpin and through the chicane, Jewiss held onto third over Charpentier and Kimber.  Local driver Roman Haskett won the engine for best newcomer, finishing a very creditable seventh.

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Results

MSA British Kart Championship OK Class Final 1 (19 laps): 1 Dean MacDonald (Tony Kart); 2 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART); 3 Jacob Stilp (Mad Croc) 4 Luke Knott (Tony Kart); 5 Roy Johnson (Tony Kart); 6 Harrison Thomas (Kosmic).

Final 2: 1 MacDonald (19 laps); 2 Stilp; 3 Thomas; 4 Hodgson; 5 Ross Martin (Birel-ART); 6 Jamie Flynn (DR). FL Johnson 40.4s. Pole MacDonald.

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MSA British Junior Kart Championship OKJ Class Final 1 (19 laps): 1 Jonathan Hoggard (Kosmic); 2 Morgan Porter (Octane); 3 Mark Kimber (Tony Kart); 4  Axel Charpentier (Tony Kart); 5 Callum Bradshaw (Exprit); 6 Roman Haskett (Tony Kart).

Final 2: 1 Hoggard (19 laps); 2 Porter; 3 Jewiss; 4 Charpentier; 5 Kimber; 6 Bradshaw

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